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BURRILLVILLE – The Conservation Law Foundation says the natural gas-fired power plant proposed here would hinder Rhode Island's greenhouse-gas reduction goals, according to ecoRI News. Established in 2014, the Resilient Rhode Island Act … more
A $476,854 federal Educational Talent Search grant for the Community College of Rhode Island was announced this week by U.S. Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week released a nearly $9 billion budget plan that targets increased state investment in education and workforce preparation, as well as economic-development initiatives. The fiscal 2017 budget … more
PROVIDENCE – Rep. Daniel P. Reilly, R-Middletown, has introduced legislation that would establish an office of inspector general. The bill would authorize the position as an independent administrative agency charged with the … more
The state's uninsured rate has been cut in half, to 5 percent, since 2012, thanks in part to the state-run health-benefits exchange. But health care costs continue to rise beyond what many workers and businesses can afford. Rhode Island is … more
The minimum wage in Rhode Island could rise again, by 50 cents, under Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's budget plan, to $10.10 an hour. If the General Assembly endorses her vision, it would be the fifth consecutive year of minimum wage increases. … more
In two months on the road covering the 2016 presidential primaries, I’ve seen the U.S. going through something of an identity crisis, after decades of dominance. The candidates are talking about what the voters are thinking about: What does it mean for America to be great? more
“In the future, there will be tolls on cars and the money will go into the general fund!” This has been a rallying point for those opposing the RhodeWorks plan, which involves tolls on 18-wheelers. The problem with this rallying cry? It is wildly misleading and inaccurate. more
Gaming activities provide the third-largest single source of revenue for Rhode Island. The arrival of gaming in Massachusetts puts this cash flow in jeopardy. The owners of Twin River and Newport Grand are not sitting idly by, waiting for … more
Skimming above the water heading south toward Block Island aboard the Ava Pearl, a high-speed catamaran, in mid-October, a line of offshore wind turbines begins to grow ever-larger on the horizon. The excitement among the nearly 100 passengers – … more
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